Landslide Leaves Colombia in Mourning
A mudslide in Colombia has left more than 200 people dead and at least 400 injured. Residents of the town of Mocoa in the southwest part of the country had to evacuate as heavy rains sent mud and rocks barreling towards their homes. The country has been shaken by this natural disaster and dozens of children are still missing. The storm struck at the early hours of the morning, while much of the town was still sleeping, and dropped a third of the region’s average monthly rainfall in hours. More than 1000 soldiers and police have helped the rescue efforts, and officials have said the disaster could have been caused in part by deforestation.
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